NTSB Identification: NYC86LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31323.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 16, 1986 in DURHAMVILLE, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5456T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE FLIGHT WAS RETURNING FROM A 4-LEG 300-MILE CROSS COUNTRY TRIP. ON FLARE TOUCHDOWN, THE PILOT REPORTED SEVERE VIBRATION. AS BRAKES WERE APPLIED THE VIBRATION INCREASED, AND THE AIRCRAFT BECAME UNCONTROLLABLE. THE AIRCRAFT PULLED TO THE RIGHT AND COLLIDED WITH A SNOWBANK NOSE FIRST AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO REASON FOR THE VIBRATION REPORTED BY THE PLT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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